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Canon PowerShot G2

Offering the highest image quality in its class, the PowerShot G2 utilizes the latest 4-megapixel CCD to capture pin sharp pictures with every click o...

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Excellent

ProImage quality, good build quality

Consa little pricey

I own the black special edition G2 which was purchased in the US so paid a little less than the UK prices. It is the fourth digital camera I have owned in 6 years and by far the best, the previous ones being Sanyo and Agfa. The primary feature of any digital camera has to be picture quality, this...

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Excellent

“You may say G2”

published 04/05/2003

ProImage quality, camera features, lens quality

ConsHeavier & bigger than some, price

The G2 is in my view a huge step up from any other camera I have ever owned. I have been a keen but truly amateur photogrpaher for a long time. Previously I owned a Canon AF1 and then my first digital an early HP model. I am not going back. So why do I think the G2 is great? Well here goes a...

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Excellent

ProEasy to use, robust

ConsMight not be easy to find on sale

I love the Canon Power Shot G2 camera that I use in my working life as a journalist/photographer. It is robust and strong, and is ideal for the busy professional who needs to take quality images quickly. There are many features on this camera, macro feature and everything else you would expect...

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Excellent

“Canon get it right”

published 14/03/2002

ProPerformance - image quality - ergonomics

ConsHard to get!

I have read reviews of digital cameras for ever, it seems. I never trusted the technology with my money - until now. All the reviews I read of the Canon Powershot G2 said that Canon had learned vital lessons from the G1 and other models, and that the G2 was outstanding. So - heart in mouth - I...

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Excellent

ProHot shoe, viewfinder

Consslow startup

I have now used the Canon G2 for three years. It is an excellent camera which produces stunning results in most situations. The revolving viewfinder is fantastic. I can take pictures of the children at low level without having to lay down on the floor! The hotshoe makes it possible to use a...

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Product Information : Canon PowerShot G2

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Offering the highest image quality in its class, the PowerShot G2 utilizes the latest 4-megapixel CCD to capture pin sharp pictures with every click of the shutter. With a high-resolution 3X optical zoom lens, reduced shutter interval, completely lossless RAW image recording mode and new Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and RGB filter, the PowerShot G2 is a new photographic industry benchmark. The powerful PowerShot G2 was designed for truly creative digital photographers who demand precision image capture management. Three Auto-focus modes including continuous, single and 3 selectable AF points with 12 shooting modes (including Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE and fully manual exposure control) means the G2 can always deliver exactly what a photographer requires. Advanced image capture controls include a histogram exposure graph for image evaluation (as seen on the Canon EOS D30) that allows the photographer to see if an image is correctly exposed. Early indication of excess light or darkness allows exposure settings to be changed to obtain an optimal result. The histogram is displayed on the G2's vari-angle LCD monitor that twists and swivels to provide the most convenient viewing angle and adds flexibility when shooting in difficult or awkward situations. Development didn't stop there. The PowerShot G2 uses much less power than its predecessors, which means a lot more pictures from a single battery charge. Canon engineering gives a user more flexibility to take high-quality pictures whenever and wherever they want without worrying about running low on power. The versatility of the PowerShot G2 is enhanced by a comprehensive range of optional system accessories including Canon's full range of Speedlite EX flashguns making it possible to capture images in extreme low-light conditions. For low light close-ups the G2 supports Canon's Macro Ring Light (MR- 14EX) that can be fitted over a 250D close-up lens. For long distance work, a powerful 153mm tele-converter brings a subject right into the camera while a 27.2mm wide-angle converter makes it easy to grab those wrap-around wide-angle shots. All PowerShot G2 lens converters are compatible with the standard 3.6x step-less digital zoom. This means that high-quality images can be captured at any stage of the zoom process. Nothing but the best from the world's most technologically advanced camera manufacturer!

Product Details

Product Description: Canon PowerShot G2 - digital camera, Canon PowerShot G2 - digital camera - Microdrive

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Sensor Resolution: 4.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 7 - 21 mm - f/2.0-2.5

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 70 cm

Digital Zoom: 3.6 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image zoom

Display: LCD display - 1.8"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1100 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Component video, Composite video

Colour: Metallic silver, Black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.1 cm x 6.4 cm x 7.7 cm, 12.3 cm x 6.6 cm x 7.9 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Media Type: Micro Drive

Internal Storage: 1 GB Microdrive

General

MPN: 7099A006AA, 7099A038AA, 7099A018, 7099A002, 4042692, 7099A030, 114022, 7099A021, G2

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Metallic silver, Black

Localisation: English

Sensor Resolution: 4.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 4,100,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 4,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/1.8"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 3.6 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 3

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG, Canon RAW

AV Interfaces: Component video, Composite video

Camcorder Media Type: Micro Drive

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50

Exposure Metering: Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, stitch assist, pan-focus

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, speedlight, tungsten light, daylight

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 15 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/3 EV step

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 7 - 21 mm - f/2.0-2.5

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 34 - 102mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 70 cm

Macro Focus Range: 6-70cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 7 groups / 8 elements

Features: Aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: Flash +/- compensation

Effective Flash Range: 0.7 m - 4.5 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2.5 frames per second, 1.5 frames per second

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

LCD Display Information: Shutter speed, aperture, manual focus mode, red-eye reduction, self-timer mode, photo quality, photos remaining, drive mode, remote control indicator, white balance indicators, picture resolution, exposure compensation, battery condition, programme, flash mode

Additional Features: Built-in speaker, auto power save, date/time stamp, DPOF support, AE/FE lock

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image zoom

Field Coverage: 84%

Viewfinder Frames: Autofocus frame

Display

Type: 1.8" LCD display

Resolution: 113,578 pixels

Display Features: Rotating

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Adobe PhotoShop LE, Canon PhotoStitch

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Lens cap, neck strap, power adapter, USB cable, audio / video cable, IR remote control

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1100 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash

Included Memory Card: 32 MB CompactFlash, 128 MB CompactFlash

Image Storage: High 2272 x 1704 : 4 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 2272 x 1704 : 7 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 2272 x 1704 : 13 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 2272 x 1704 : 26 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 1600 x 1200 : 14 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 1600 x 1200 : 26 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 1600 x 1200 : 52 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 1024 x 768 : 25 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 1024 x 768 : 46 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 1024 x 768 : 84 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 640 x 480 : 58 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 640 x 480 : 94 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 640 x 480 : 165 - with 16MB card

Internal Storage: 1 GB Microdrive

Video Capture: AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 30 sec - max clip duration ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 120 sec - max clip duration ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 124 sec - with 32MB card ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 457 sec - with 32MB card

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 12.1 cm, 12.3 cm

Depth: 6.4 cm, 6.6 cm

Height: 7.7 cm, 7.9 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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